Housing international students: Housing suitability across municipalities

A new article on Housing international students: Housing suitability across municipalities written by Max Stick, Feng Hou, and Haozhen Zhang was released on May 22, 2024. With an increase in the number of international students and a greater need for affordable housing, questions have arisen about international students housing experiences. This article examines international students’ […]

BMRC-IRMU Member, Prof. Jill Hanley Quoted in CBC News Article

Prof. Jill Hanley was recently interviewed by Joe Bongiorno for a CBC News article on Canada's scaling back temporary foreign workers. Dr. Hanley is a professor of social work at McGill University and the scientific director of the SHERPA University Institute on Migration and Social Services. To read the full article, please click here.

Honouring Debbie Douglas

Celebrate Debbie Douglas being named to The Order of Canada. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available. Saturday, May 4, 7-11pm Fort York Visitors' Centre (250 Fort York Blvd) This event is being organized by a number of friends and colleagues from organizations that Debbie has worked with over the years. To register, click […]

Western researchers launch new web mapping portal to explore how neighbourhoods change

Researchers from Western University’s Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) have created an online map portal, the UNI-CEN Canadian Neighbourhood Change Explorer, 1951-2021, that enables Canadians to visually explore historical data from the 15 censuses taken over the seven decades spanning 1951 and 2021. People can access the portal at To learn more, […]

Call for abstracts for Special Issue: The gendered migrant body: Embodied experiences and bodily strategies in South-South migration

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies- Special Issue The gendered migrant body: Embodied experiences and bodily strategies in South-South migration Guest Editors: Dr. Matthew Walsham (, Professor Tanja Bastia ( and Dr. Toni Cela ( Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 1, 2024 The gendered migrant body: Embodied experiences and bodily strategies in South-South migration As migrants […]

Offre d'emploi à l'Université Concordia : Professionnel-le de recherche, Analyse de données statistiques en sciences sociales

Poste à pouvoir au Département de science politique : Professionnel-le de recherche, analyse de données statistiques en sciences sociales La personne sélectionnée travaillera sous la direction d’Antoine Bilodeau et contribuera à la réalisation de plusieurs projets de recherche dans le domaine de l’immigration et des sciences sociales, en plus de participer au développement d’un centre de recherche […]

7th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum Recordings Now Available

On October 13, 2023, BMRC-IRMU and the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) co-hosted the 7th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum which included sessions on immigration, settlement policies, newcomer integration, skills shortages, and chronic underemployment. The video recordings of the sessions are now available on OLIP's YouTube channel.

Coming Soon: Book on Canadian nonprofit sector

BMRC member, John Shields, is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of his book entitled, The Canadian Non-profit Sector Neoliberalism and the Assault on Community. The book, which was co-authored by Ted Richmond and John Shields is set to come out this September. For information on how to pre-order, please see below.

New Publication On The Limits of Community Nonprofit Sector Resilience

BMRC is pleased to announce a new open access publication coming out in the next issue of the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research/Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OBSL et l’économie sociale. This publication was co-authored by BMRC members, John Shields and Meghan Joy and has direct connections to resilience and nonprofit […]

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant Position

Dr. Marshia Akbar is seeking a Bengali-speaking Research Assistant (RA). The position spans from May 1 to December 31, offering $30 per hour for 14 hours per week. Responsibilities entail recruitment, conducting interviews with 30-40 research participants, transcribing and analyzing data, literature review, and other related tasks. The RA will operate under Dr. Akbar's supervision. […]